Kids Orchestra Plays Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” and Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”

The Louisville Leop­ard Per­cus­sion­ists — they’re a per­form­ing ensem­ble made up of 60 stu­dents, all between the ages of 7 and 14, from schools around the Louisville, Ken­tucky area. Each musi­cian plays sev­er­al instru­ments, such as the marim­bas, xylo­phone, vibra­phone, drum set, tim­bales, con­gas, bon­gos and piano. And they can rock with the best of them. Per­haps you’ve seen a viral video of the young per­cus­sion­ists play­ing Led Zep­pelin’s “Kash­mir,” which Jim­my Page called “too good not to share” on his Face­book page.

If your inner 16-year-old is ask­ing “what about Ozzy?,” well then, we’ve got you cov­ered. Above you can watch The Fab­u­lous Leop­ard Per­cus­sion­ists rehears­ing a ver­sion of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” the heavy met­al clas­sic from 1980. Found­ed in 1993 by the ele­men­tary school teacher Diane Downs, the ensem­ble has cer­tain­ly explored oth­er musi­cal forms too. Here, you can see them per­form Chick Core­a’s “Spain” and Ben­ny Good­man’s “Sing Sing Sing” at the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Jazz Edu­ca­tors’ con­cert in New York City. And Latin-inspired ver­sions of Low Rider/Oye Como Va. Not a bad way to start your day, I must say.

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